Thank you for the response to the invitation from the Clerk of The Mother Church for meetings in Dallas, Orlando, and Atlanta. We are very much looking forward to our time together. As we’ve continued to think and pray about these meetings, we have been gaining clarity in our thought about what we as Christian Scientists really are and what we have to give to the world. Feeling together “the divine energy of Spirit, bringing us into newness of life …” (Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 249:6‒8) is more than just a theme for the meetings. It is a purpose given to us by our Leader that describes how we should work. The world needs more than human effort. We see progress and vitality most when we let ourselves feel the divine energy of Spirit, and that frees us from any fear or impediment that would try to keep us from following God’s direction. These meetings will allow us to join together and spiritually listen for that direction. It will stir our hearts, first and foremost, and bloom into what only Mind can build and rebuild.
Below are the meeting times and locations. For anyone unable to attend a meeting in person, the Dallas meeting will be livestreamed. Please go to the link below to watch the meeting at the local meeting time. There are currently no plans to make the meeting available for replay, so if you want to join remotely, please plan to join the Dallas meeting live.
Time: Thursday, December 7, 7:00 p.m.‒8:30 p.m. (local time)
The Board of Directors will be at Fifth Church 7 PM on Thursday, Dec. 7, to invite us all to join in ” the divine energy of Spirit…”
The following gives a taste of what this meeting will include:
“Feeling together “the divine energy of Spirit, bringing us into newness of life …” (Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 249:6‒8) is more than just a theme for the meetings. It is a purpose given to us by our Leader that describes how we should work. The world needs more than human effort. We see progress and vitality most when we let ourselves feel the divine energy of Spirit, and that frees us from any fear or impediment that would try to keep us from following God’s direction. These meetings will allow us to join together and spiritually listen for that direction. It will stir our hearts, first and foremost, and bloom into what only Mind can build and rebuild.”
Time: Thursday, December 7, 7:00 p.m.‒8:30 p.m. (local time)
5655 W. Northwest Highway Dallas TX 75220
If you cant make it to Fifth Church, you can still participate by viewing the live stream on the connection below:
How can we best maintain our health? While today’s society offers many options, Christ Jesus spoke of an existence that is not earthly, material, or physical, but is still filled with beauty and health.
Rather than focusing on building up a physical body, Jesus’ example showed that understanding the nature of God and God’s kingdom would restore health to those who embraced God as Spirit and existence as purely spiritual. This is as true today as it was in Jesus’ time.
Christian Science helps us discover that reliable health and real beauty can be maintained by an understanding of God’s kingdom in and of Spirit.
We are so excited to participate as a church in RAK Friday 2017! Our entire church membership is going to be involved doing random acts of kindness – and we wanted to invite you all to join us!!!!
What is RAK Friday? RAK Friday was started by two of our members, Travis and Hollister Thomas and their family 4 years ago in response to “Black Friday.” Instead of getting swept up in the commercial madness, what if we focused on blessing our fellow man and woman through random acts of kindness?! Maybe we could transform Black Friday into RAK Friday!
If you want to see a video of Travis explaining RAK Friday – click at the bottom of this page.
What do I do? Get out there and doing some random acts of kindness – and then share with us what you did (or post it yourself). You can do anything you want in the spirit of random acts of kindness. You can do RAK’s that don’t require any money like helping a neighbor, donating things to charity, or holding the door for someone. Or, you can spend a little money and have fun. They all count!
Then what? Whatever RAK’s you perform, keep a tally, and then share with Travis via e-mail. He will be keeping track of all the RAK’s performed. The goal is 2,017 total RAK’s performed on November 24th. Or, you can share directly on your social media using the hashtag #RakFriday17
What are some good RAK’s? Okay, if you don’t know what to do…here are some fun ideas we have done in the past:
Bake cookies or gift bags and give to neighbors Give gift cards to workers working on that day Buy a coffee for a Salvation Army bell ringer Give cash or a gift to a homeless person, or buy them coffee or a meal Tape $1 bills all over a dollar store Fill the machines in the laundromat with quarters Make encouragement notes and post them on windshields Buy donuts and take them into the fire department or police office Go through the drive-thru and buy the order of the car behind you And many, many more 😉
I have also attached a helpful picture that has additional ideas! If you want to visit our page on Facebook – here is the link!
And, if you have any questions – please don’t hesitate to ask Travis!
Until then, it will be temporarily closed while we move, update, and refresh.
If you are in need of a quarterly, Sentinel, Monitor or other items from the Fifth Church of Christ, Scientist Reading Room, you will be able to purchase these items in the Reading Room Boutique located in the church.
Fifth Church of Christ, Scientists
5655 W Northwest Hwy.
Dallas Tx 75220
The Reading Room Boutique will be open before and after services which are held at:
Sunday 10:30 AM
Wednesday 7:30 PM
The Reading Room Boutique operates on the honor system. Please deposit your checks or cash for your purchases in the box provided. No attendants will be present but if you need help contact Debbie Higgins through the contact us page on this site.
Please Plan to come and see our new space after Dec 6. Any further updates will be posted here on this website.
The hymn sing will be held in the Sunday School after church services and will feature hymns that have musical arrangements that are NOT suitable to be played on the organ. These hymns are arranged for keyboard, guitar, piano, and possibly other instruments, but not the organ.
The soloist who will be leading this hymn sing is Meredith Wallace. Meredith is one of our new soloists, and she has such a lovely voice.
Bob, our organist, will give a brief explanation of what makes an arrangement unsuitable for the organ so that everyone will have a better understanding of the complications that prohibit certain types of music being performed on the organ. We will follow the same format that we did on our last hymn sing with Bob playing the music and the soloist singing the first verse. The congregation will then sing the hymn starting again with the first verse through to the end. We found that this was a good way to introduce some of the new music. We will be including new arrangements of three of Mrs. Eddy’s hymns as well as several other hymns with which we are familiar with the words but have new settings
4347 W Northwest Highway Suite #150
Dallas, Tx 75220
We have a new updated color scheme
New Store Front:
The new store front will feature 3 open sections. The Left side will include our familiar and welcoming door from the current site. The Center window will showcase posters and inviting scenes. The far right window will feature an ongoing video feed on a large screen running 24/7.
When you stop by the Reading Room on a regular business day, the space will be set up for quiet study and reading. It will have an area for book sales, 2 separate quiet reading spaces, Computer desks for individual study, a large center table for spreading out research materials and a couple of comfortable lounge chairs.
If you come by the Reading Room for a special event, the space can be transformed into a larger meeting area capable of hosting 25 for a Skype event or video presentation.
Now we can also host smaller events with 8-10 people gathered around the additional computer areas for a more personal video chat.
Or a committee of 6-8 may meet here to gather around the center table.
We are very excited to share the new views of our Reading Room. Because we will be reusing many fixtures from the current reading room, we will be closed for a few weeks during construction. Check this website for updated closings. Take advantage of our sale prices now – 20% off on many items.
We hope to be moved into the new space by Dec 1, 2017